Carlyle: where next?

In the second part of our interview with Carlyle bosses David Rubenstein and Michael Kim, we examine the firm''s Asian strategy.

Carlyle, the $14 billion buyout fund, continues to see Asia as a priority.

Asian boss, Michael Kim says the firm is close to finalising its third Korean investment, to buy control of Ssangyong Information and Communications for $248 million.

The control-transaction will see management buying-in to, making it a quasi-leveraged buyout and a quasi-management buyout. The company makes the software that allows the likes of Korea Telecoms systems to work.

In this respect, it complements the earlier acquisition...

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